The CRP Platform Drafting Committee drafted a platform to present to the entire platform committee thinks they have a solution for winning election.
Stand for nothing. Pretend we are Democrats and all will be well.
For at least two decades liberals in the party have wanted to water down parts of the platforms that deal with protecting innocent human life, the family and protecting the second amendment. Saturday they got their chance and adopted a platform that does that. The proposed platform deletes over 98% of all the language on those issues.
There is more said about “Defending Agriculture” then protecting marriage or the unborn.
There are some suggestions that were recommended by the committee that make this watered down platform slightly better. Think of it as the first stage of treating waste water. Would you still want to drink it?
Amendments to add in the current pro-life plank and current statement on marriage and the family only received two votes (Myself and Craig DeLuz). The committee ended debate to avoid an amendment to keep the current Right to Keep and Bear Arms Section.
In the debate about the marriage issue, it all became clear where the committee is headed. There is no language about protecting marriage. A “suggestion” was to add a line about traditional marriage. One speaker is fine with that but doesn’t want it to include word like “marriage is between one man and one woman”.
It was explained that “traditional” marriage means something different in San Francisco than it does in Orange County. The candidates can then define it. Some tradition.
You know the saying about the Democrats being the evil party and that Republicans are the stupid party.
To the assembled liberal politicos is the room opposing a real definition of marriage made complete sense. The CRP wouldn’t want to associate the party with the language of Proposition 8. That would be a bad idea. IT WAS APPROVED BY VOTERS! It won majorities in minority communities. It got more votes than our candidates. We can’t mention we agree with voters that would be madness.
See the stupid party is alive and well.
How did Meg Whitman do running away from Republican ideas? Was you local GOP headquarters full of volunteers when the moderateJohn McCain was the nominee or after Sarah Palin was nominated for Vice-President? I know we are so grateful to Arnold Schwarzenegger for abandoning our party. His victory was worth it. Right?
The next step is the platform committee at the state convention in September. The liberal stand for nothing platform is well funded and well organized. They had staff there for the meeting. ( Several Whitman Veterans have been kept off the unemployment line.)
Will conservatives rally to stop the castration of conservative ideas from the platform?
If not, this watered down platform will drown our party and our candidates.